October 28, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion

Added to OHD on 10/28/16 - Last OHD Update: 9/30/19 - 167 Comments
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Happy Friday! This is where you share your old house finds, articles or general chit chat. Link to sites like Realtor, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin; no hidden listings that make you register to view. Just paste the link in the comment box below, no HTML codes needed. Keep the links to a maximum of 5 per post (keeps email notifications from getting marked as spam.)

I also share an old photo from the header you see above and supersize it for you. I put this off until last minute and ran out of time to give you a good one. Maybe someone recognizes the home, the photo had nothing on it to indicate a place or time. Thanks to Ann, this is the Whalehead Club in Corolla, NC! Have a splendid weekend! -Kelly

166 Comments on October 28, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion

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  1. Lindsay G says: 531 comments

    So I wanted to do a special Halloween post this week and do a bunch of big creepy mansions or something but instead…I found a castle! In Buffalo NY out of all places. And it’s at the end of a little European-esque village town road. Make of it what you will and have a happy Halloween!

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/21-Mayfair-Ln-Buffalo-NY-14201/30189880_zpid/

    • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Wow, sure looks like it! How did you find that so fast?

    • Anne M. says: 900 comments

      It sure looks like it!

    • Cathy says: 2187 comments

      I agree! That also occurred to me, but I didn’t bother to google it. Glad you did.

    • MW says: 902 comments

      Looks like you are exactly correct! Nice first comment, thank you.

      Wow, what a house, with such commanding presence! Very impressive both in B&W and in modern color. Looks to be very little changed.

    • Jenny McCoy says: 140 comments

      I immediately recognized it as Whalehead Gun Club. When my former in-laws built in Whalehead in the 80’s, the place was abandoned and we could go in without being stopped.The place has a varied history, but it was gorgeous. Tiffany light switches are what fascinated me at the time. There was a darling boathouse, too. What I heard then was the wife was the avid duck hunter and they had wonderful parties. They even had a landing strip for visitors arriving by plane. I think it became a boys’ school and a government site. When I snuck in, there were still metal file cabinets and gov’t papers strewn about. The wild horses roamed the beautiful grounds. I haven’t been back to see the renovations, but the place was lovely even in its abandonment, with its copper roof, gorgeous views, and beautiful possibilities.

      • Cathy says: 2187 comments

        A friend’s son’s wedding was on the grounds of the Whalehead a couple of summers ago. (His wife’s family has an OBX house up in Duck.)

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11873 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Wow, that was fast!!! So cool, thank you!

    • Laurie W. says: 1705 comments

      Wonderful place, good eye, Ann. I love Jenny’s description of it in past days & hope the wild horses are still there. It’s beautifully restored — I’d love to have a wedding or party there.

    • Lindsay G says: 531 comments

      I wonder who the little girl ghost is. Seems like a lot of people have seen her. I’d love to go on one of their ghost tours. I bet its super creepy at night, by the water there.

  2. Jennifer HT says: 748 comments

    Broken heart. This house has been used and abused and it up for “rehab” :’( This is from my town.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/243-Nordina-St-Redlands-CA-92373/17263058_zpid/

    Cute house with a blend of styles.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2311-Barnard-St-Savannah-GA-31401/14162862_zpid/

    Oh my, oh my. They could have taken so many more pics that weren’t dark. I just love the look.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/84-Homochitto-St-Natchez-MS-39120/2096560163_zpid/

    Another sad one that has hope.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/822-Robert-St-New-Orleans-LA-70115/73832422_zpid/

    Sweet baby pineapples…. I would LOVE to live here. I know there are updates, but that foyer and newel post…the wood. So much untouched.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/820-Bryden-Rd-Columbus-OH-43205/33825567_zpid/

    • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      The Redlands house has a lot of potential. Really cute! When I drive through Redlands to visit my friend, I go past a big old completely ruined Victorian in the middle of a field by itself; it’s not far from the well-known restored brick mansion. Do you know the abandoned house I’m talking about? Tried to take a picture of it last time I went through but it didn’t come out well, too far away.

      • Jennifer HT says: 748 comments

        Bethany, is it the one on California that just got discovered when removing the orange grove? If so, the city of Loma Linda bought it and is moving it to the new park “Heritage Square” with another old home they moved.

        • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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          1983 White elephant
          Escondido, CA

          I don’t know, there may be more than one abandoned house in Redlands LOL. I tend to think it’s on Barton or near Barton, I know that’s the street I take to get to my friend’s nursing home. I certainly hope we are talking about the same house because it would be amazing if it were being saved.

    • MW says: 902 comments

      Well, at least that Redlands house comes with some nice renovation drawings. Other than cleaning the toilet, I’m not sure too much work is needed.

    • WhenIWinTheLottery says: 61 comments

      The price on the Redlands house is good for SoCal but it’s not good for the condition it’s in. Looks like a money pit.

    • SueSue says: 1111 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Jennifer,
      That first house could be just adorable again. Although I did not need to see that toilet. Wow. What I can’t get used to are the prices.

      The New Orleans house is pricey as well. New Orleans is one of my favorite places. My brother lives in Covington. House prices are high.

    • Paul Price says: 194 comments

      Looks like Snow White is long over due in the one in the Redlands…the dwarfs are pigs

    • Theresa says: 41 comments

      Redlands is one of the few places in Southern California I would consider living in again. Such a nice town.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6692 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Toilet shots are so unnecessary, and the one in Redlands is Sooo-ooo WRONG. Uch – hoarders. Great house though. Love Redlands.

  3. Jennifer HT says: 748 comments

    Seems like a nice place for the price.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/104-W-Riverside-Dr-North-Tazewell-VA-24630/2104625896_zpid/

    For the horse lover with deep pockets. I love it. I would fall or wreck my heels on cooking everyday, but I could deal. lol
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3725-Bowman-Mill-Rd-Lexington-KY-40513/91584784_zpid/

    Holy cow. My dream dining room, the whole family at the same table, fires burning for a holiday meal. A dream.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1855-Melmar-Rd-Huntingdon-Valley-PA-19006/9901300_zpid/

    Rustic with a capital R.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/410-Sharon-Goshen-Tpke-West-Cornwall-CT-06796/57797722_zpid/

    Nice house.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1177-Buckingham-Rd-Grosse-Pointe-Park-MI-48230/88076450_zpid/

    • Regarding the Lexington, KY property:
      The fireplace in the kitchen is amazing.

      And I covet the tack room in the professional-quality twelve-stall barn.

    • Cathy says: 2187 comments

      If anyone wants to give me the 3rd/Huntington Valley, PA house or the last one in Grosse Point… they are gorgeous!! I love them both, but prob the Grosse Point one wins out. The only thing I would immediately change in that house are the ceiling lights. Otherwise… I love it! (But that wicker sofa… no way could it exist with a cat! It’s a gigantic scatching post/pad!) I even love the way they remodeled the kitchen.

    • SueSue says: 1111 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      My horses and I want the Lexington Kentucky place. They told me.

    • Laurie W. says: 1705 comments

      The Biddles knew how to do it, there in PA. Love that house! It’s grand but of human proportions, obviously designed with lots of family & friends in mind. Wish I were one of them!

    • BungalowGirl says: 129 comments

      That Lexington horse property is pretty much how I will be spending my lottery winnings someday… It has everything both my husband and I dream of. I only have two Thoroughbreds, (and one of them was born 18 miles north of that property, on the other side of Lexington), but I can fill that barn in a heartbeat…

      The house is LOVELY, and the multiple bay garage, well… my husband would be in Gearhead Heaven as well.

      Gorgeous. Just gorgeous.

  4. KimT says: 74 comments

    This endangered place must have some of the coolest attics ever. I hope it survives: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/15001-Barnesville-Rd_Boyds_MD_20841_M57618-07859#photo4

    Kelly, the one you posted gives me a ‘Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk’ feel, but I couldn’t say why. Photo probably not that old anyway. I wonder what those guys were crouched down watching?

    Happy Halloween, all!

    • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      That house is super cool! I fear for it. Gut feeling is a bulldozer is coming it’s way and the 9+ acres will be home to either a water view McMansion or a development.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6692 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Great place! Too right about the attics. Perfect for Halloween.. Thanks’!

  5. This is a “beautiful Victorian Farmhouse with 26 stall barn and indoor arena on 10+ acres” located in West Frankfort, IL. I like the stairs.

    http://www.horseclicks.com/stunning-victorian-home-equestrian-property/properties/927302

  6. Please forgive me if this property has been on OHD before today. I don’t think it has, but I’m not one-hundred percent sure.

    This property is located in Florence, NJ.

    “102 acre farm is home to brick colonial built in 1750 and expanded in 1865.”

    http://www.horseclicks.com/102-acre-farm/properties/917136

  7. This property is 160 acres in Sweetwater, TN.

    From the listing:
    “…old 2 story home (mid-late 1800’S) with electric currently used for hunting cabin – with work could be refurbished.”

    I would love to be able to see inside this home!

    http://www.horseclicks.com/160-ac-prior-horse-cattle-ranch-in-east-tn-for-sale-by-owner/properties/913684

  8. Rosalie says: 10 comments

    1830 home located in Historic Old Towne, Petersburg, Virginia
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/519-Plum-St-Petersburg-VA-23803/79249628_zpid/

  9. Charles B says: 479 comments

    Two this week:

    A 10-BR 7000 sf Second Empire extravaganza in Riverside, PA for $71,900:

    http://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/pennsylvania/northumberland/riverside/11296853/607-ave-f.html

    …and a 6-BR, 5700-sf Shingle Style beauty in Elmira, NY for $49,900 (the listing pic is so bad you need to take a look at Google Street Maps to appreciate the quality of this place):

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/319-Catherine-St-Elmira-NY-14904/2100831979_zpid/

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/319+catherine+st+elmira+ny/@42.0850592,-76.7978434,3a,75y,286.92h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sYv5FeSTCLOg3kVo17EkLww!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x15c3c8b655b406f!6m1!1e1

    • Michael Mackin says: 2665 comments

      Both are very nice! The Riverside place is huge. Great finds!

    • Paul Price says: 194 comments

      —the 71,900 , 7900 sq ft extravaganza last photo shows a darkened heat exchanger with the comment “report a problem”…YEP— This would seem to be a problem with trying to heat such a beast a few blocks from a river in PA.

  10. AndyD says: 38 comments

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5476272_zpid/

    1898 brick house in Joliet, IL. Have had my eye on it for a little while. There are some awesome houses in the area.

    • RonnieH says: 84 comments

      Andy, I understand why you like this house so much! One of my favorites on OHD. I looked around the neighborhood and it’s fabulous, not a chain link fence to be seen on my tour. Love it! Space to garden to boot!

    • WhenIWinTheLottery says: 61 comments

      The remodel seems to have taken all the charm of an early 1900’s farmhouse with it. So sad. This house is on a very busy street and doesn’t sit back very far. It has a tall fence between the house and street with very little yard. There doesn’t seem to be a photo of the front of the house either. Not many of these old gals left in Orange County, California.

  11. Lindsay G says: 531 comments

    I wasn’t going to post any other house’s this week but by golly LOOK AT THIS PLACE! -swoon!-
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1306-3rd-St-S-Stillwater-MN-55082/2276426_zpid/

    • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Oh Stillwater, be still my heart! What a fab-u-lous house!!! I even like the kitchen which is rare!

    • Michael Mackin says: 2665 comments

      Simply stunning!

    • Zoomey says: 523 comments

      I was completely in love until I got to the pool! I love every square inch of this house, except I want a yard in the back, not a pool! Sigh. Wow. That’s beyond amazing. Fabulous in every way! Amazing butler’s pantry! Kitchen is lovely! Can’t say enough about all the woodwork, closets, nooks, crannies, curves. Wow.

  12. Unfortunately with the housing market outta control here in Redlands, Ca we have several flips happening here to our historic homes. Unfortunately loosing there old charm and turning into some new Post Modern Traditional Designs ie kitchens with granite counters and decorated from your local Pier One. Here are a few.
    This house was flipped in less then a month. The paint job on the outside is Ok better then the white it was. I can’t say much for the interior. Looks like Pier One.
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/109-E-Fern-Ave_Redlands_CA_92373_M21861-20326#photo0
    Basically the same with this house too. Some great bones here. I saw this one prior to the makeover. Just too “new” and what is with this post modern decorating doesn’t anyone who does these flips have any insight to decorating the home with some antiques?!
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/815-W-Cypress-Ave_Redlands_CA_92373_M22888-62529#photo0
    This home still has kept some of the old feel and has some charm left to it. It was an old school turned into a home.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/710-The-Terrace-Redlands-CA-92374/2096859867_zpid/

    • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      I drive through Redlands frequently and enjoy looking at the houses in the old section of town. However, if I was house hunting there, all of these houses would bring me great disappointment. I would really really get my hopes up based on the exteriors and then be hugely disappointed with the interiors. Oh well, somebody must like that style. It isn’t me, nor many people who read OHD haha.

    • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Listing pictures are so interesting. I notice that this house is empty but no one bothered to remove all the stuff from the front of the fridge. Also, interesting plywood “frame” around the gorgeous yellow clawfoot tub!

  13. Laurie L Mooney says: 2 comments

    Hi! Have a home for you in Wichita, KS – it is on the local, state and national registers – A Queen Anne built approximately 1888.

    Here’s the Zillow Link: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1230-N-Waco-Ave-Wichita-KS-67203/77334323_zpid/?view=public

    There’s also a professional Virtual Tour of photos at http://tours.aevrealestatephoto.com/637903?idx=1

    And a 3D tour which shows the home’s layout at https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=Y7U6Mi9BmnL

    We have lots of historical background about this house as well – We’ve been restoring it for the last 12 years 🙂 So let me know what additional information I can provide. It’s called the Chapman-Noble House at 1230 N. Waco in Wichita, KS

  14. Bob says: 1 comments

    There aren’t too many postings of homes from Wyoming, so I am always on the look-out for listings from the early frontier days. Here is a beautiful home in Casper. Not quite my taste, but some of the original features are still here. This has to be one of the more expensive homes in the state, outside Jackson Hole.

    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Casper-WY/55622237_zpid/4002_rid/priced_sort/43.443447,-105.807953,42.308292,-107.682496_rect/9_zm/?

  15. Shannon Barger says: 21 comments

    I am in love with all the closets that are just slightly perched above the baseboards:
    http://mlax.rapmls.com/Gallery.aspx?mls=CIN&listingRid=949139

    I wish the realtor had taken more distant photos, you don’t really get the scope of the space in this one. The doorways are my favorite part:
    http://mlax.rapmls.com/Gallery.aspx?mls=CIN&listingRid=957240

    I wish there were interior photos, but I can imagine the space inside must be amazing. Not a bad price for an old school:
    http://mlax.rapmls.com/Gallery.aspx?mls=CIN&listingRid=922466

  16. BarbF says: 34 comments

    Here’s a house in Carlton, Ga that I don’t think has been posted yet:
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2724-Elberton-Rd-Carlton-GA-30627/105352069_zpid/

    I love the dining nook and the grounds.

  17. FergusFergus says: 230 comments
    1705 Queen Anne

    Well this week I have some nice Australian homes to share:

    http://www.realestate.com.au/property-lifestyle-tas-st+leonards-7853054 – ‘Old Illaroo’ in St. Leonards, TAS dates back to 1840 and is a charming Georgian/Colonial style home with a lot of potential.

    http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-tas-westbury-123466126 – ‘The Willows’ in Westbury, TAS dates back to 1837 and is another utterly charming Georgian Colonial home that looks like it’s been plucked straight out of America’s ‘deep south’.

    http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-tas-newstead-123907534 – This early 1900s home in Newstead, TAS, could really be something special with a few cosmetic changes.

    http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-tas-launceston-123129194 – This Victorian home has an interior that feels thoroughly English to me, although when you look out of the windows and see the stunning views of the historic Launceston, TAS, where it’s located, you’re reminded exactly where you are.

    http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-tas-launceston-123908954 – Dating back to 1880 in Launceston, TAS, this home may have been modernised a little too much, internally, but it wouldn’t take too much effort to return it to a standard worthy of OHD.

  18. FergusFergus says: 230 comments
    1705 Queen Anne

    I then have a few English homes in Wiltshire to share:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44321124.html – The Miller’s House; a Grade 2* listed Queen Anne style home in Rode, occupies a picturesque location by the river.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54685000.html – Trowle House, a Grade 2 listed 17th century home in Wingfield, looks so wonderful when the wisteria that drapes it is in bloom. Listing info: http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/details/default.aspx?id=314731

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54459880.html – Dating all the way back to the 14th century, The Old Parsonage in Steeple Ashton, is truly a splendid home, especially with its centuries old wood paneling.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55551836.html – This Grade 2 listed 17th century home in Frome has a myriad of features from different eras that makes it quite an eccentric home.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-60284531.html – Parade House, a Grade 1 listed townhouse, currently used as an office block, looks to date back to the late Stuart period. It’d be nice if there were more interior and exterior pictures.

  19. John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

    Occasionally I’ll run across an internet resource of a period house products catalog which is worth sharing. This ornamental fence and metal architectural products catalog dates from the 1860’s but features iron fence designs from a decade or two earlier. Very helpful for deciding what would be appropriate for Antebellum era fencing and architectural iron: (Internet Archive) https://archive.org/stream/architecturalDrawingsIncludingDesignsForGrillWorkSpindlesAndNewel_269/ArchitecturalDrawingsVol20001#page/n1/mode/2up A quantity of these early iron products mostly made in eastern U.S. foundries remains in New Orleans which may help explain why the original copy is from the Tulane University Library. Unfortunately, I do not know of any firm currently reproducing these once common patterns which might be something an entrepreneurial type could remedy.

    • KimT says: 74 comments

      Thanks. I was just wondering about this recently as so many early houses are too close to the road nowadays.

    • Paul Price says: 194 comments

      Thank you so much, John. Perhaps Kelly could make a helpful links tab for the nerds of nerds to find such things, especially for helping with recreating missing or broken items, etc. And, as John points here, it might be a great place for an entrepreneur to find a ready made audience.

    • Michael Mackin says: 2665 comments

      The house in Peru is in outstanding shape, especially for the price. Your right about the kitchen but that seems the normal for the most part.

  20. Lottie says: 355 comments

    In the heart of the historic district, this 4 bed, 4 bath home is bigger than it looks in pics. Built in 1889, this home at $149,900 is a real bargain.

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/411-East-St-S-Talladega-AL-35160/76053597_zpid/

  21. Cora says: 2054 comments

    I think this is close to the Sternberg Mansion in North Wichita:

    1230 N Waco Ave in Historic Midtown, Wichita, KS 67203
    $189,900 | 4 Bed • 3 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M88492-30137

  22. Cora says: 2054 comments

    Awwww:

    116 Sheridan, Garfield, KS 67529
    $24,500 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M78211-46303

  23. Cora says: 2054 comments

    NOOOOOO…what???? Oh my oh my! She’s so purdy! Look at that exterior…what a beauty. Oh my heart. At less than $9k…I’m gonna pray the flipper-floppers don’t snatch this baby up:

    1221 N 7th St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501
    $8,900 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M74247-86656

    • John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

      There are houses like this all over St. Joe’s northside. When I lived in St. Joe about a decade ago, cheap houses (and high petty crime rates and drug traffic) were abundant in the area. I suspect it has improved a little since then. There’s a group of rental contractor-landlords in St. Joe that go around buying these bargain properties. Often on budgets of less than $20k they go in and minimally update the houses, add carpeting, paint the walls and woodwork and then rent them out to folks who are part of St. Joe’s large low income population. I’m surprised this one has not yet been acquired by one of these contractor landlord types. Assume nothing in a property like this; a thorough inspection is mandatory before you sign on the dotted line. I agree the house has potential (probably also once had stained glass windows in the several transoms above the larger windows) Don’t be surprised to discover that most of your neighbors are renters.

    • Great find! I love the exterior of this home. This house has the potential to be a real showplace. I hope she finds an owner who can see her as the diamond in the rough that she is.

  24. Cora says: 2054 comments

    I don’t want to make a comment that Kelly will have to delete…but…could the back of this one be removed? Is it too late for that?

    902 Gilman St, Moberly, MO 65270
    $400,000 | 4 Bed • 3 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M86580-88777

    • EileenM says: 288 comments

      Why? Why? Why? Contemporary addition, contemporary furnishings, contemporary lighting….why didn’t they just buy a contemporary home?

    • ChrisICU says: 672 comments

      I’m wondering if, in the 1890’s, when people were replacing Georgian facades with Victorian ones that there were purists who had the same gut wrenching feel that many of us have when we see things like this?

    • Cora says: 2054 comments

      I was so disappointed when I came across this one. Then..I tried to see it from another point of view…that maybe there are folks who enjoy both the old and the new and want to live in both.
      For old house fans, this is hard to understand. The original part of this home was obviously a lovely old place with beautiful features, much of which have been preserved. This would indicate the owners did have some appreciation for old homes.

      Attaching basically another entire house, brand new, which is so cutting-edge contemporary is something I’ve never actually seen before.

    • Michael Mackin says: 2665 comments

      It’s like watching Monty Python……..”And now for something completely different!”

      I saw it from the front and thought what a nice house. Then I saw the pictures of the addition on the back. While it is very well done, neither is a compliment of the other. It will take a very special buyer for this house and I would imagine that market niche is very small!

    • Lottie says: 355 comments

      Cora, I absolutely love the best of both worlds represented in this house. We know a couple who returned home at retirement to buy her grandparent’s house and renovate it. They put lots of money into the renovations and when they came to the part of the project where they had to tear off the back wall of the house due to rotten wood, they decided to add on a modern big family room (with identical windows as this house in MO!) and new bathrooms and new kitchen. The addition fit this couple as they were very social and held gatherings and community meetings at their home! In all their travels, they always lived in modern houses.

    • Zoomey says: 523 comments

      The house in Jersey Shore, PA (interesting name!) is wonderful. I loved every square inch of it until I saw how close it is to the street and nearly underneath large power lines. Otherwise, it’s a 10!!

    • Zoomey says: 523 comments

      The house in North Plainfield is amazing! What an astonishing price too! It’s a foreclosure, so perhaps there’s some damage somewhere, but what we’re able to see looks spectacular. The street looks nice too. There are some huge houses on one side of the house, and then a lot of smaller 1960sish ones on the other side. I imagine this house was surrounded by a lot more land in years past. It’s pretty remarkable and will be an astonishing steal for a lucky owner!

    • BarbF says: 34 comments

      Lol, count me in with the inglenook lovers! Those are beautiful homes you found.

    • Cathy says: 2187 comments

      I like the last three houses; most esp. the Alliance, OH one – a touch of elegance combined with plenty of cozy livabilty. The last house… Its breakfast nook’s benches are there, but the matching table’s missing – odd!

  25. Joe says: 748 comments

    After gushing over the neighborhood of the house that Kelly listed on Oct 27th on Downing street in Piqua, Ohio, I decided to do a search of others nearby. The first two are the only ones that I see as worthwhile, but I did save the others so I included them.
    My favorite is an over ten thousand square foot former library, former gentleman’s club.
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/124-W-Greene-St_Piqua_OH_45356_M49113-35008#photo7
    My next favorite is this brick house that is listed as 1859
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/402-Broadway_Piqua_OH_45356_M42260-26220#photo0
    This next one just confuses me
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/403-W-Water-St_Piqua_OH_45356_M42122-37821#photo0
    This one is pleasing, but does not have enough info know
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/604-Spring-St_Piqua_OH_45356_M41523-88717?ex=OH593713189#photo1
    The outside of this one drew me in, the inside left me flat
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/819-Caldwell-St_Piqua_OH_45356_M42400-00948?ex=OH594186241#photo21
    It appears to me that the fashion in that area is to paint over everything. There are other properties that were mildly interesting.

  26. tess says: 297 comments

    Perfect get away in Tennessee. 282 acres, log cabin, and a stream, three miles to one of the best boating areas in the state.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3830-Danville-Rd_Big-Sandy_TN_38221_M85593-70624

  27. ChrisICU says: 672 comments

    Bauhaus in Hastings on Hudson. Not overly fond of the kitchen and other later updates. A double bathtub confuses me. But I love the Indian themed wall (is that wallpaper?). http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/18-Terrace-Dr-Hastings-On-Hudson-NY-10706/33022322_zpid/

  28. CharlesB says: 479 comments

    The Salem H. Wales Mansion in Bridgeport, CT was the home of the founder and first editor of the Scientific American magazine, a close friend and next-door neighbor of P.T. Barnum. This Italianate villa was originally constructed in 1848 by Wales’ father-in-law, James Johnson, and remodeled to its present form in 1864. The house is a key component of the city’s 280-building Stratfield Historic District:

    https://www.trulia.com/property/3245722345-528-Clinton-Ave-Bridgeport-CT-06605

    http://historicbuildingsct.com/?p=12352

  29. SueSue says: 1111 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1802 Cape
    ME

    Quite the place here in Maine. Billings Farm. Check out the sink and stove in the main house.

    http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-475-dd4rgf/the-billings-farm-seal-cove-me-04674

    Hallowell is little town near me. It is an adorable place on the river with good restaurants, lots of antique stores that is chock full of old homes.

    “Benjamin Wales” house
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/49-Middle-St_Hallowell_ME_04347_M30626-57811

    Samuel Huntington Italianate Victorian
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/38-Central-St_Hallowell_ME_04347_M43449-15734#photo0

    This is just around the corner from me. For as long as I can remember this house has looked this way. Looks to be largely untouched inside. Fixed up it would be adorable.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/197-Coopers-Mills-Rd_Windsor_ME_04363_M37076-68116#photo0

    • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Lots of potential in the little Windsor, ME house. Looks from the photos to be sitting right on a road, but maybe a very not-busy road?

      • SueSue says: 1111 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1802 Cape
        ME

        Like a lot of the old houses in New England they sit close to the road. Our house sits about 30 feet from the road. However, this one really isn’t that bad and the road isn’t really busy.

    • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      The Yreka (crazy spelling of Eureka? Love it!) CA house has a really cool basement, not something you commonly see in CA.

      • Jennifer HT says: 748 comments

        It’s pronounced why-reek-ah so it’s different. I was glued to the Jodi Arias trial so I got to hear that name far too often. And true! Not many basements here. I’ve seen a couple in Redlands, but they are hard to find.

      • Ed Ferris says: 299 comments

        The story is that before the town was named, a newcomer saw a banner reading “BAKERY” from the other side, “YREKA” (the B hidden), and thought it was the name.

    • John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

      The Pilot Point, TX house is interesting and although modernized inside to some extent, it still has lovely examples of interior fretwork and a nice (possibly original) stained glass window. The porch form is from the teens or twenties vaguely “Tudor” in style which is at odds with its Queen Anne origins. A shame to see the crude brick hearth surround instead of the customary nice glazed tiles from this period. But overall the house is better preserved than many houses from the turn of the last century in Texas and seems priced reasonably. Thanks for sharing.

    • Cathy says: 2187 comments

      I like the first house – lots of windows & seems so light inside, and then I really like the next-to-last/Omaha one: that entrance area with its stairs, fp, & inglenook are indeed different and really pretty.

  30. Cora says: 2054 comments

    Pretty craftsman:

    425 Hawthorne Ave, South Milwaukee, WI 53172
    $274,900 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M79923-82210

    Neat 1920’s features:

    3439 N Summit Ave in Downer Woods, Milwaukee, WI 53211
    $375,000 | 6 Bed • 4 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M86047-26914

    Love this one. Can’t believe it’s not sold:

    2745 N Maryland Ave in Murray Hill, Milwaukee, WI 53211
    $299,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M83421-76977

  31. ChrisICU says: 672 comments

    Here’s a classic and traditional style home with MCM treatments. I haven’t seen built in bunks like this before and probably great for kids. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4132-Old-Leeds-Rd_Mountain-Brk_AL_35213_M70442-79497#photo18

  32. Leslie Seraphin says: 1 comments

    Lovely Victorian – do a bit of web searching to find photos of the interior. Bank sale now at $135,000. I have no link to this house other than that I live in Mount Holly and love old houses.
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/12-Broad-St_Mount-Holly_NJ_08060_M60208-40184

    • Lottie says: 355 comments

      The stairs are beautiful in the Belvedere Blvd. house. It is as close as can come to being my dream home! Gorgeous windows, too!

      I absolutely love the semi-winding stairs in the W. Chulahoma Ave. home in MS. Another beautiful home to dream on.

      • ChrisICU says: 672 comments

        Yes I agree Belvedere is pretty special. What’s interesting to me is that the realtor chose not to photograph the fireplaces. One of my pet peeves is homes of this era had coal burning fireplaces and so not really useful in today’s world (except esthetically). So, they just didn’t show most of them.

  33. Meredith says: 1 comments

    When looking for a “colonial” on Zillow, I actually came up with a real colonial. In the DC suburbs.

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/37125972_zpid

  34. Jennifer HT says: 748 comments

    Another stunner. I am not hating the updates either.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2316-Bauernschmidt-Dr-Baltimore-MD-21221/36304950_zpid/

  35. Cora says: 2054 comments

    Someone save her:

    2101 12th Ave in Garfield, Altoona, PA 16601
    $20,200 | 4 Bed • 1 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M30566-47385

    Pretty, and priced well:

    130 S Beeson Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401
    $119,900 | 4 Bed • 3 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M38090-36922

    Another great bargain:

    78 Liberty St, Jamestown, NY 14701
    $98,900 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M33251-47066

  36. Cora says: 2054 comments

    Poor house. It’s interesting to me that all that beautiful fretwork has survived when the home is in this condition. Potential to be wonderful:

    416 E Main St, Carterville, MO 64835
    $109,500 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M70954-29309

  37. Cora says: 2054 comments

    When the history is included, I’m mesmerized by the photos of the the old home as I try to picture it’s original occupants there. Especially when the home looks like this.

    2101 Christine Ave, Anniston, AL 36207
    $34,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M82559-00817

  38. Cora says: 2054 comments

    911 Rivermont Ave in Rivermont, Lynchburg, VA 24504
    $15,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M57379-32188

    2301 Rivermont Ave in Woodland, Lynchburg, VA 24503
    $276,000 | 5 Bed • 4 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M56579-22210

    201 E Prospect St, Covington, VA 24426
    $64,500 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M53363-64907

  39. says: 2 comments

    Built as a wedding gift in 1886, this 7,038 square ft. Neo-Classical home will take your breath away. With mantles imported from Victorian England and ceilings designed by a 19th century French Artist, this 7 bedroom 7 bath boasts 9 fireplaces, 11′ ceilings, a commercial grade kitchen, pocket doors made from three types of hardwood, a guest house, its own cupola, original hardwood floors, two attached apartments, and MORE. Recently updated with a new metal roof and upstairs HVAC. Home is surrounded by well manicured gardens, that formerly boasted Oconee County’s first golf course and has hosted many a wedding! Formerly a bed and breakfast, this house is a MUST SEE! – Located in Walhalla South Carolina, 15 minutes from Clemson University

    http://powellrealestate.com/property-details/20180558/105-liberty-lane-walhalla-sc-29691/

  40. Geo. II says: 1 comments

    https://www.trulia.com/property/3245392751-701-N-West-St-Wilmington-DE-19801

    These old Quaker homes in Wilmington are very special.

  41. Cora says: 2054 comments

    Porch envy.

    66 Ocean Ave in Bay Shore, Bay Shore, NY 11706
    $675,000 | 7 Bed • 7 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M39067-95364

    Almost a million bucks…but with all that land and the beautiful 1790 house, seems worth it.

    223 Maple Ridge Rd, Sandwich, NH 03227
    $950,000 | 7 Bed • 3 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M36944-46227

  42. Rachel Shoemaker says: 36 comments

    1904, pre-statehood, victorian in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1004-S-Main-St-Broken-Arrow-OK-74012/22248051_zpid/

  43. This house should be illegal it's such a steal! says: 1 comments

    1810 East Hall Street
    Olney, IL 62450

    Check out this beautiful Victorian home! It’s a steal!! 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 acres
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1810-E-Hall-St-Olney-IL-62450/115735098_zpid/

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